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Old 07-07-2011, 09:45 AM   #1 
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New to the forum here's my little one's

Hi there I just joined tonight (Australian time) & I thought I would post pictures of my little guys...

I'm only just starting to get back into betta's & I am already becoming an addict!

I've been put on a list for some dragon plakats & a pair of black orchid CT's *drools*

Anyways I hope to learn new info here & look forward to my time on the forum.
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Old 07-07-2011, 09:55 AM   #2 
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Old 07-07-2011, 10:09 AM   #3 
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I also keep snakes gecko's lizards an axolotl a guinea pig rats & Monroe the chihuahua :D
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Old 07-07-2011, 10:11 AM   #4 
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your silvery-white CT is beautiful! <3
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Old 07-07-2011, 10:11 AM   #5 
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Wowww I reeeaaally like the purple-pink veil tale and the white crowntail! These are beaauutiful! Great find(:
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Old 07-07-2011, 10:21 AM   #6 
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How many gallons are your tanks? Your crowntail is bloated and looks like some of them have ammonia burns. How often do you change the water? Heater? Filter?
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Old 07-07-2011, 10:27 AM   #7 
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They are around 4ltr tanks I'm not sure how many gallons that would be..?

I only just bought him 2 days ago & he was in a jar the size of a small cup & living in filth :/

I don't use a heater as my house is a constant 24-26 degree's & I don't use a filter either but water changes get done once every 7-10 days.

I am in the process of adding some live plants & shrimp/snails.

May I ask what is/causes ammonia burns? I treat the water with every change as well using a water conditioner.
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Let's see 4L is about .8 gallons, which is much too small. If you are going to keep them in that you need to do a 100% water change every day. Ammonia is constantly excreted from the gills. In 4L it builds up very fast and after 7-10 it can become very toxic. Doing a water change will stop the ammonia from building. I would get 2.5 gallon tanks or 5 gallons (which you can divide). Most kits come with a heater, filter, hood, and light. I'm not sure how to treart ammonia burns, you'll have to go to disease forum. And for you CT who's bloated just fast for a few days until there is no bulge. How much do you feed?
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Thanks for that information I will definitely look into it all & upsize my tanks!

I feed once a day & only as much as they can eat in a 5 minute period.

I really had no idea about the amount of ammonia excreted & how fast it builds up in the water!
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Yeah. That's too much. Only feed 3-4 pellets a day.
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